|Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright - TED.com|
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; entertainment; TED@State Street; 2013
|Clay Shirky: How social media can make history - TED.com|
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; communication; culture; global issues; politics; social change; social media; technology; 2009
|Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation - TED.com|
Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; global issues; money; politics; poverty; state-building; 2009
|Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability - TED.com|
Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it's large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; investment; sustainability; TED@State Street; 2012
|Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset - TED.com|
Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; education; medicine; presentation; science; technology; TED@State; 2009
|David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings - TED.com|
An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady has some ideas on how to stop it.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; business; communication; productivity; work; TED@State Street Boston; 2013
|Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it. - TED.com|
During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; poverty; TED@State Street; 2013
|Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' - TED.com|
The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; alternative energy; climate change; development; environment; future; global issues; green; sustainability; urban planning; 2009
|Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid - TED.com|
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; global issues; innovation; invention; poverty; third world; women; 2009